San Antonio Uvalde & Gulf Report to the
Texas Railroad Commission for 1920

Every railroad operating within Texas had to have its offices within the state and had to send a detailed report to the Texas Railroad Commission every year. These were published in book form. Here are the highlights of the report submitted by the San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf in 1920.
Assets & Liabilities

  • Valuation : $5,628,942 (This includes track, rolling stock, buildings and more.) The railroad was valued at $5,402,420 in March 1916. By 1920 there was no additioanl track.

  • Liabilities : $6,408,659. (This includes bonds and other debts.)
Revenues & Expenses

  • Freight revenue : $882,637, up 55.22% from previous year
  • Passenger revenue: $461,070, up 3.95% from previous year

  • Total revenue : $1,442,189 - including mail & other, up 30.90% from previous year
  • Total Expenses : $1,744,333, up 32.76% from previous year.

  • The SAU & G was operating at a loss

Total Milage Traveled on the SAU&G's 314.52 Miles of Track

  • Mixed : 38,278
  • Freight: 177,753
  • Passenger: 317,502
  • Special : 571
  • Switching : 431,324
  • Non-revenue : 13,668

  • Total : 571,110
Freight & Passenger Totals

  • 240,700 passengers were carried, at an average of $1.91 per passenger.
  • 349,320 tons of freight were carried, at an average of $2.52 a ton.

Freight Carried by Railroad in Tons

    Products of Agriculture

  • Corn : 8,275
  • Oats : 4,992
  • Other grains : 682
  • Flour & Meal : 5,195
  • Other Mill Products : 3,066
  • Hay, straw & Alfalfa : 4,059
  • Cotton : 6,886
  • Cotton Seeds & Products (not oil) : 15,325
  • Potatoes : 849
  • Citrus Fruits : 195
  • Other fresh Fruits : 3,150
  • Pototatoes : 849
  • Other fresh vegetables : 26,343
  • Dried fruits & vegetables : 192
  • Other products of agriculture 416

  • Total : 79,759

    Products of Animals

  • Horses & mules : 1,218
  • Cattle & calves : 68,590
  • Sheep & goats : 911
  • Hogs : 795
  • Other packing house products : 63
  • Wool : 75
  • Other products of animals : 11

  • Total : 71,663

    Products of Mines

  • Anthracite coal : 99
  • Bituminous coal : 15,194
  • Coke : 32
  • Clay, gravel sand & stone : 59,770
  • Crude petroleum : 893
  • Asphaltum : 29
  • Salt : 284

  • Total : 76.301

    Products of Forests

  • Logs, posts, poles & cordwood : 40,256
  • Ties : 2,671
  • Lumber, timber, box shooks, staves & headings : 9,351
  • Other products of forests : 15

  • Total : 52,293

    Manufactures & Miscellaneous

  • Refined petroleum and its products : 13,192
  • Vegetable oils : 283
  • Sugar, syrup, glucose and molasses : 512
  • Iron, pig & bloom : 149
  • Rails & fastenings : 193
  • Bar & sheet iron,structured iron & iron pipe : 1,907
  • Castings, machinery & boilers : 1,411
  • Cement : 3,819
  • Brick & artificial stone : 1,206
  • Lime & plaster : 270
  • Sewer pipe & drain tile : 18
  • Agricuturl implements & vehicles(non-automobile) : 285
  • Automobiles & trucks : 1,595
  • Household goods & second hand furniture : 3,339
  • Furniture - new : 74
  • Beverages : 274
  • Ice : 9,215
  • Fertilizers (all kinds) : 452
  • Paper, printed matter & books : 80
  • Chemicals & explosives : 34
  • Textiles : 5
  • Canned goods (all canned food products) : 303
  • Other manufactures & miscellaneous : 10,074
  • Merchandise - all less than carload freight) : 14,963

  • Total : 69,963

    GRAND TOTAL : 349,320

    Employment

    Total number of employees : 609
    Total Payroll : $932,195

    Selected list of employee categories (from over 40)

  • Officers : 10
  • Clerks : 43
  • Station Masters & Assistants : NONE
  • Station Agents : 6
  • Engineers(Train) : 16 (Freight - 10, Passenger - 6)
  • Conductors : 16 (Freight - 10, Passenger - 6)
  • Firemen : 18 (Freight - 12, Passenger - 6)
  • Brakemen & Flagmen : 29 (Freight - 21, Passenger - 8)

  • Railroad Equipment

  • Engines : 18
  • Box car : 55
  • Flat car : 17
  • Coal car : 38
  • Tank car : 9
  • Cabooses : 5
  • Passenger coach : 11
  • Parlor : 4
  • Baggage/Express : 7
  • Office/pay : 1
  • Ballast : 10
  • Derrick : 1
  • Steam shovels : 1
  • Wrecking : 1

  • TOTAL : 160

    Accidents

  • Passengers : None killed, NONE injured
  • Employees : None killed, 7 injured
  • Other : None killed, NONE injured.

  • TOTAL : None killed, 7 injured

    No accidents involving pedestrians or motorists at grade crossings were reported

 

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